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Eclipse’s high tides break net, dump salmon

The public is being asked to help mop up a salmon spill from an imploded net holding 305,000 fish at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island.

The eclipse dazzles inside Oregon’s totality

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

MAGONE LAKE, Oregon – On the centerline in the path of Monday’s total solar eclipse, the 2 minutes and 6 seconds of darkness passed far too quickly. The sun disappeared behind the moon, plunging this central Oregon lake and its visitors into a strange twilight at 10:22 a.m.

Oohs and ahhs in Oregon town park as day turns to night in mid-morning

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

MOLALLA, Oregon – This small Oregon town of just under 9,000 did little to promote itself as a destination in the path of totality, and by Sunday afternoon, residents weren’t sure what to expect during the eclipse. But come Monday morning, a thousand people had filled the city’s Fox Park to attend a celebration put on by the public library. People waited in line for Tang and Moon Pies, made crafts and waited for the sky to grow dark.

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